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Knossos Archaeological Site

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Address: KNOSOS, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
Phone Number: 2810-23-19-40
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Description: Knosos Archaeological site 12km south of Heraklion
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me and my boyfriend were shocked when we saw the way Minoans built their palace: No doors were needed between rooms. Many rooms here were re-built and were very well-reserved... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

The site is absolutely fascinating and showed an incredibly sophisticated culture, but what made our visit great was the guide we found there. Normally he would have as many as 8 persons in his group, but we had him all to ourselves.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

me and my boyfriend were shocked when we saw the way Minoans built their palace: No doors were needed between rooms. Many rooms here were re-built and were very well-reserved. They also had special student-price tickets for us too. The restaurant was nicely decorated and I would glad to have a bite next time coming back! Live in the past... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Love it. Very nice ruins. There are some reconstructed places which brings history back to life. The original pieces are in the archaeological museum in Heraklion.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

To think about the people that erected these structures thousands of years ago was, for me, amazing. The palace area is vast and can get a bit much in the fierce heat so plenty of water and frequent rests is advisable. There is a reasonably priced café bar on site set in a lovely shaded garden. Avoid the over priced... More 

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

How amazing. I expected even a bigger place, but also this was great. I am so found of archeology that I am enthusiastic with everything that even smells like it. Nevertheless. I have read and learned a lot about Knosos before our holidays in Crete so I couldn't wait to get there. It is a huge place with a lot... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Went on an organised trip with guide include.The guide is essential if you want to understand the amazing history of the Minoans as well as seeing the impressive ruins.The trip also included a visit to Heraklion where the museum is but a lot of time can be wasted wandering in the city which is not very remarkable when really you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We are staying near Rethymno, and decided our best option was to hire a Matiz for a day (€45), as we did not want to sit on a coach for the whole day or go into Heraklion. It also meant we had more flexibility re timings. Arrived just before 10am. Travelling with husband and 2 teenage daughters, so we didn't... More 

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Dumfries, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We have visited Knossos before a number of years ago but if in Heraklion it is a must do. The site is relatively easy to get to being only a few miles from the centre with a frequent bus service (1.5 euro one way per person) and you are dropped off literally outside. The entrance fee is good value (children... More 

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Rethymnon Prefecture, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

The prehistoric palace with 1400 rooms counts 4000 years history. Having discovered the “English archaeologist Arthur Evans in the late 19th century, one can have a picture of the space through rehabilitation to whom bloomed the first European civilization. The story engages the legend as it was believed that the areas inhabited the anthropomorphic monster labyrinth, the Minotaur, the fruit... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

It was a very interesting day out and easily reached by public transport. One thing to remember is there is not much shade, so take lots of water with you. There are some picnic areas to sit down and eat your packed lunch.

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Address: KNOSOS, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
Phone Number: 2810-23-19-40
Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Heraklion Prefecture  >  Heraklion

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